Under Subclass 100, you may apply for a partner visa if you are married to an Australian citizen, permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen. One of the most important requirements is that the relationship must be of genuine nature and it must demonstrate that both partners consent to the relationship put of their own free will.
Before the partner’s permanent residence visa is granted, a temporary partner (provisional) visa subclass 309 will be issued, through which you can live in Australia with your partner until the Permanent Residency visa processed completely.
The Partner Visa or Spouse category visa of Australia is one among the key aspects of Australia Immigration that encourages candidates to explore the possibilities and opportunities of a career in Australia.
The Partner/Spouse Visas Subclass 309 and 100 Visa allows the spouse of Australian Permanent Resident and Citizens to immigrate to and live with their partner in Australia. They partners or spouse of eligible New Zealand Citizens are also eligible to apply for Australian Permanent Visa.
Once you get the Partner/Spouse Migrant Visa Subclass 309/100, then:
The Partner (provisional) visa Subclass 309 is a temporary visa in which a spouse/partner or de facto can live in Australia for a limited time period till the time Permanent Visa Subclass 100 Visa is processed. Subclass 309 visa is a first step towards getting the permanent residence status in Australia. You can apply for the Subclass 100 if you hold a Subclass 309 Visa.
To apply for Partner/Spouse visa, as an applicant you must be either married or in a de facto relationship with any of the following.
You can include children while applying for this visa.